Rachela DeFilippo

Rachela A. DeFilippo (Valenzisi)

Sunday, December 2nd, 1928 - Monday, August 19th, 2019
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Obituary

Rachela A. DeFilippo, 90, of Stamford passed away peacefully at home surrounded by her loving family on Monday, August 19, 2019. She was born on December 2, 1928 in Arena, Italy to the late Giovanni and Maria Vartuli Valenzisi.
She is survived by her loving children, Cathy Cafagna and her husband Pablo, of Stamford, Maria M. Vartuli and her husband Nicola, of Louisiana and Michela Thomas and her husband Heber, of Indiana, as well as three grandchildren, Lisa Drew, Brandon and Maria Cafagna and two great grandchildren, Xander and Connor Drew. Also surviving is her sister, Antonuzza Pagano of Italy and several nieces and nephews.
Besides her parents, Rachela was also predeceased by her husbands, Michele Gerace and Salvatore DeFilippo, her son Raffaele Gerace and a grandson, Michael S. Uquillas.
Family and friends may call at the Nicholas F. Cognetta Funeral Home & Crematory, 104 Myrtle Avenue, Stamford on Thursday morning, August 22, 2019 from 8:30-10:30 AM, with a Mass of Christian Burial at 11:00 AM at Sacred Heart RC Church, 37 Schuyler Avenue, Stamford. Interment will follow at St. John’s RC Cemetery, Darien.
Donations may be made in Rachela’s memory to St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital, 262 Danny Thomas Place, Memphis, TN 38105
To leave online condolences, please visit www.cognetta.com
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Service Details

  • Visitation

    Thursday, August 22nd, 2019 | 8:30am - 10:30am
    When
    Thursday, August 22nd, 2019 8:30am - 10:30am
    Location
    Nicholas F. Cognetta Funeral Home & Crematory
    Address
    104 Myrtle Avenue
    STAMFORD, CT 06902
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  • Service

    Thursday, August 22nd, 2019 | 11:00am
    When
    Thursday, August 22nd, 2019 11:00am
    Location
    Sacred Heart RC Church
    Address
    37 Schuyler Avenue
    STAMFORD, CT 06902
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  • Interment

    Location
    St. John's RC Cemetery
    Address
    25 Camp Avenue
    DARIEN, CT 06820
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Donations are being accepted for: St. Jude Children's Research Hospital.

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Maria, Rosella, Giovanni, Domenico Valenzisi e le

Posted at 02:44pm
Siamo vicini a tutti voi. Preghiamo per la cara zia Rachela e la ricordiamo con infinito affetto. I nipoti
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Diana Hayle

Posted at 09:33am
It was a great honor to meet Rachela when she was visiting Michelle. Such a warm loving woman !! A what a great cook -- l personally loved her meatballs (authentic Italian) May she rest peacefully in the arms of Our Lord !!!
 
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mario Zezima Posted at 01:52pm

My deepest condolences to the family. Fondly Mario Zezima
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Posted at 08:52am
Death is nothing else but going home to God, the bond of love will be unbroken for all eternity. - Mother Teresa- Nona will be forever in our hearts.
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